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MSC GREECE S.A. was founded in 1994. Within a short period of time, MSC Greece attained a leading position in the liner shipping industry in Greece, operating in all basic Greek ports (Piraeus, Thessaloniki, Volos, Heraklion).

MSC Yunanistan ayrıca Arnavutluk ve Kosova'daki MSC ajanslarının yönetimini ve genel bakışını da sürdürmektedir. MSC Yunanistan, 2016 yılından bu yana esnek ve müşteri odaklı bir intermodal Balkan ağını teşvik eden Balkan Lojistik Platformu'nu (BLP) geliştirmiştir. Nisan 2018'den bu yana, MSC GREECE S.A. Yetkili Ekonomik Operatör Tam sürüm (AEOf) olarak sertifikalandırılmıştır.

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SOLAS VGM information for Greece

Government approval status
Authority in charge in Greece: Ministry of Mercantile Marine  ( , Aegean and Island Policy / Safety of Navigation Directorate.

What to include in your VGM instructions
Booking or Bill of Lading number
Container number
VGM + measure unit
Authorized person’s signatory (submitter of the VGM who is authorized to act on behalf of shippers)
Responsible party Name

How to submit your VGM instructions
- myMSC
- EDI (via INTTRA; GT NEXUS; Cargo Smart)
- Fax 
- E-mail
- Standard signed shipping instructions. 

Deadlines for sending your VGM instructions
24 hours prior vessels arrival AND prior entry at the terminal but not later than Thursday week, end of business.
Piraeus PCT terminal only:
Containers which have not been weighed before entry will be accepted and weighed by the terminal provided that they will enter the terminal 48 hours prior vessel’s arrival and the shipping instructions have been given by the shipper.
Admin Fees and costs
Any extra costs for obtaining or verifying the VGM will be on shippers account.  


Both PCT and PPA weigh all full containers at the time of entry, acting on behalf of the Shippers, irrespective of whether Shippers have obtained VGM of their own. A fee is charged by the Terminals per container The data acquired is dispatched via EDI to the Shipping Lines. 
In the event that the VGM obtained as per above requires for any reason verification all extra costs will be  for shippers account

The terminal is equipped with certified scale. Weighs and provides scale receipts only upon request by the Shippers.  Shippers remain responsible to provide to the Line the VGM to the Line. 

The Terminal has verified scales and may weigh containers at Shippers request. Shippers remain responsible to provide the VGM to the Line. 

Landlocked / Adjacent countries
Shipments from landlocked countries will have to follow the rules applying at the Port of Loading. 
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List of terminals 

Ports and terminals

  • Piraeus Port – Piraeus Container Terminal SA (PCT), Piraeus Port Authority SA (PPA)
  • Thessaloniki Port – Thessaloniki Port Container Terminal
  • Heraklion Port – Heraklion Port Container Terminal
  • Volos Port – Volos Port Container Terminal


Cargo Loading
MSC's cargo handling facilities are strategically located to ensure the efficient and timely loading of goods for export and import. We also provide cargo consolidation, loading and re-loading, packing, unpacking and cross-loading services from containers to trucks.
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Container Weighing (VGM)
All MSC local offices provide certified scales to record and verify container weight (verified gross mass or VGM) in line with Safety of Lives at Sea (SOLAS) regulations. VGM instructions are mandatory for all shipments for safety reasons and vessel operators can only load a container if its weight has been appropriately verified. Contact your local MSC team for more information and support. 
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Last update: 2022-07-06T20:32:00